Biology

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Practice Video Demonstration
Biology Practice Test Items
Biology Practice Test Guide
VA DOE Practice Test
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Virginia Department of Ed Standards and SOL-based Instructional Resources
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Biology Content Review Notes Suffolk Public Schools Biology Content Review Notes
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Sumanas, Inc. Animation Gallery
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Explore Science Thematic interactive games and simulations driven by specific learning objectives.
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SOL Enhanced Specific activites by SOL created by DOE
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Scitable A free science library. Scitable concentrates on genetics, the study of evolution, variation, and the rich complexity of living organisms.
Interactive Simulations

Interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado.

Virtual Cell Animations

Molecular and cellular biology learning center

Biodidac

A bank of digital resources for teaching biology

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National Science Foundation: Special Reports Videos produced by the National Science Foundation
Hippo Campus Provides high-quality, multimedia content
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Scientific American Resource that includes select articles from current and past issues, online-only features, daily news, topic-driven blogs, podcast series, and a video directory
Scitable Free science library that concentrates on genetics, study of evolution, variation, and living organisms

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BIO.1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations in which a) observations of living organisms are recorded in the lab and in the field; b) hypotheses are formulated based on direct observations and information from scientific literature; c) variables are defined and investigations are designed to test hypotheses; d) graphing and arithmetic calculations are used as tools in data analysis; e) conclusions are formed based on recorded quantitative and qualitative data; f) sources of error inherent in experimental design are identified and discussed; g) validity of data is determined; h) chemicals and equipment are used in a safe manner; i) appropriate technology including computers, graphing calculators, and probeware, is used for gathering and analyzing data, communicating results, modeling concepts, and simulating experimental conditions; j) research utilizes scientific literature; k) differentiation is made between a scientific hypothesis, theory, and law; l) alternative scientific explanations and models are recognized and analyzed; and m) current applications of biological concepts are used.

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BIO.2 The student will investigate and understand the chemical and biochemical principles essential for life. Key concepts include a) water chemistry and its impact on life processes; b) the structure and function of macromolecules; c) the nature of enzymes; and d) the capture, storage, transformation, and flow of energy through the processes of photosynthesis and respiration.

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Illuminating Photosynthesis This feature takes a look at the oxygen/carbon dioxide cycle and at the process of photosynthesis.

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BIO.3 The student will investigate and understand relationships between cell structure and function. Key concepts include a) evidence supporting the cell theory; b) characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells; c) similarities between the activities of the organelles in a single cell and a whole organism; d) the cell membrane model; and e) the impact of surface area to volume ratio on cell division, material transport, and other life processes.

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Tour of the Cell Learn more about cells
Cell Biology Animation Animations of cells
Cells Alive! Images of living cells and organisms
Plant Cell Drag and drop activity on plant cell structure
Animal Cells Drag and drop activity to practice cell labeling
Evolution of Organelles Information on organelles with an online quiz included
Cell Organelles Test knowledge of the functions of various cell organelles in a eukaryotic cell

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BIO.4 The student will investigate and understand life functions of Archaea, Bacteria and Eukarya. Key concepts include a) comparison of their metabolic activities; b) maintenance of homeostasis; c) how the structures and functions vary among and within the Eukarya kingdoms of protists, fungi, plants, and animals, including humans; d) human health issues, human anatomy, and body systems; e) how viruses compare with organisms; and f) evidence supporting the germ theory of infectious disease.

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BIO.5 The student will investigate and understand common mechanisms of inheritance and protein synthesis. Key concepts include a) cell growth and division; b) gamete formation; c) cell specialization; d) prediction of inheritance of traits based on the Mendelian laws of heredity; e) historical development of the structural model of DNA; f) genetic variation; g) the structure, function, and replication of nucleic acids; h) events involved in the construction of proteins; i) use, limitations, and misuse of genetic information; and j) exploration of the impact of DNA technologies.

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CSI: Web Adventures Learn forensic science and apply your knowledge
Cell Cycle Concept Map Concept Map to accompany mitosis
Protein Synthesis Animation with audio
Genetics with a Smile Make a "baby" using probability and genetics

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BIO.6 The student will investigate and understand bases for modern classification systems. Key concepts include a) structural similarities among organisms; b) fossil record interpretation; c) comparison of developmental stages in different organisms; d) examination of biochemical similarities and differences among organisms; and e) systems of classification that are adaptable to new scientific discoveries.

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Taxonomy Millionaire #1 Gameshow format review of 6a - 7e
Taxonomy Millionaire #2 Gameshow format review of 6a - 7e
Taxonomy Millionaire #3 Gameshow format review of 6a - 7e

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BIO.7 The student will investigate and understand how populations change through time. Key concepts include a) evidence found in fossil records; b) how genetic variation, reproductive strategies, and environmental pressures impact the survival of populations; c) how natural selection leads to adaptations; d) emergence of new species; and e) scientific evidence and explanations for biological evolution.

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Changes Over Time #1 Gameshow format review of 8a - 8e
Changes Over Time #2 Gameshow format review of 8a - 8e
Changes Over Time #3 Gameshow format review of 8a - 8e
Understanding Genetics Project supported by the Stanford School Of Medicine
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Macaulay Library Archive of animal sounds and video

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BIO.8 The student will investigate and understand dynamic equilibria within populations, communities, and ecosystems. Key concepts include a) interactions within and among populations including carrying capacities, limiting factors, and growth curves; b) nutrient cycling with energy flow through ecosystems; c) succession patterns in ecosystems; d) the effects of natural events and human activities on ecosystems; and e) analysis of the flora, fauna, and microorganisms of Virginia ecosystems.

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Review

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Jefferson Lab SOL Review SOL Practice Tests
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Practice Assessment Tools
(must install ePat Launcher before using)
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Biology Quizzes Online quizzes on Biology concepts

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